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Clean Energy Policy and Green
          Building
            February 20, 2008


    Massachusetts Technology Collaborativ...
PRESENTATION OVERVIEW

• MTC and the Renewable Energy Trust
• Clean Energy Incentives
• Green Building Activities
MTC AND THE TRUST
• Renewable Energy Trust was established in
  1998 to:
    increase the supply & demand for electricity
...
AREAS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING
• Source of funds is a surcharge           $25 million/yr
• Only customers in investor owned ut...
ELIGIBLE RENEWABLE
          TECHNOLOGIES
• Commercially available technologies that use
  electricity behind the meter
Co...
Key Goals

• Coordinate efforts with MA DOER
• Put the local PV market on a trajectory of
  ~30% - 40% annual growth to ac...
Funding Levels

• $68 million over 4 years
     $40 million from the Renewable Energy Trust
     $28 million from Alternat...
Residential Pitched Roof Mount




          2.4 kW System
Commercial Ground Mounted




Smolak Farm – 9.6 kW
 North Andover, MA
Vertical & Awning Mounted Solar PV




     William F. Stanley Elementary School – 17.4 kW
                      Waltham, ...
Flat Roof with Pitched Mounting




            MIT– 40 kW
           Cambridge, MA
2nd Largest PV Project in New England




          Brockton Brightfield - 425 kW
Small Renewables Initiative (SRI)

• Grants of up to $50,000 for design &
  construction of small wind and hydro (≤10 kW)
...
Large Onsite Renewables Initiative
               (LORI)

• ~$6 million per year              Project     Proposed Availab...
2007 Small Onsite Wind




Small Renewables Initiative - 10kW turbine in Westport, MA at
                      Sylvan Nurs...
2007: Large Onsite Wind




                  Jiminy Peak
                  GE 1,500 kW


            Large Onsite Renewab...
2008: Large Onsite Wind




               Forbes Park, Chelsea
               Enertech E48 600 kW


            Large Ons...
Green Affordable Housing
•   ~$25 Million
•   8 affordable housing partners
•   Primarily solar and energy efficiency
•   ...
Affordable Housing Example:
    Trolley Square – Cambridge MA
•   Urban redevelopment
•   Proximity to public transportati...
Trolley Square (cont.)
• Developed by Homeowners Rehab, Inc.
• 44.1 kW of PV installed
• Funded through MassHousing Financ...
Green Schools
• 16 pilot schools – Green School I
• 3% cost premium for “going green”
• New high performance schools: 2%
 ...
Green Schools Program (cont.)
• Design Grant Applicants: Public K-12
  applicants must have submitted a Statement
  of Int...
Other Federal and State Renewable
          Energy Incentives
• http://www.dsireusa.org/
Questions?
• Tyler Leeds, Project Coordinator
  leeds@masstech.org
  508-870-0312 x 1273
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Join author Bracken Hendricks from the Apollo Alliance and Tyler Leeds from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) for a discussion of clean energy policy and green building. Mr. Hendricks will discuss his clean energy policy efforts as it relates to green building, the challenges he's faced, and the lessons he's learned in this work. Tyler Leeds will discuss local energy policies and how clean energy is an integral part of local green building projects.

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Clean Energy Policy and Green Building

  1. 1. Clean Energy Policy and Green Building February 20, 2008 Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Tyler Leeds
  2. 2. PRESENTATION OVERVIEW • MTC and the Renewable Energy Trust • Clean Energy Incentives • Green Building Activities
  3. 3. MTC AND THE TRUST • Renewable Energy Trust was established in 1998 to: increase the supply & demand for electricity generated from renewable energy, and promote the development of a MA renewable technology industry cluster. • Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) was selected to administer the Trust. • MTC has supported over 1,300 projects, companies, and related activities with over $250 million awarded. • Projects installed in 175+ communities.
  4. 4. AREAS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING • Source of funds is a surcharge $25 million/yr • Only customers in investor owned utility service territories:
  5. 5. ELIGIBLE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES • Commercially available technologies that use electricity behind the meter Commonwealth Solar Large Onsite Small Renewables (rebate) Renewables Initiative Initiative (rebate) (grant) Solar PV Wind Wind (10 kW or less) Biomass CHP Hydro (10 kW or less) Hydro Fuel Cells
  6. 6. Key Goals • Coordinate efforts with MA DOER • Put the local PV market on a trajectory of ~30% - 40% annual growth to achieve the Governor’s 2017 goal of: 250 MW Installed in Massachusetts • Provide a streamlined, rolling rebate application process for solar PV projects • Maintain a quality control function
  7. 7. Funding Levels • $68 million over 4 years $40 million from the Renewable Energy Trust $28 million from Alternative Compliance Payment Fund • Set Aside Targets $16 million for state and municipal buildings, including schools $8 million for residences, including low and moderate-income households. • Installed Goal of 27 MW by end of 2011 (currently at 4.8 MW installed plus pipeline of 2.6 MW)
  8. 8. Residential Pitched Roof Mount 2.4 kW System
  9. 9. Commercial Ground Mounted Smolak Farm – 9.6 kW North Andover, MA
  10. 10. Vertical & Awning Mounted Solar PV William F. Stanley Elementary School – 17.4 kW Waltham, MA
  11. 11. Flat Roof with Pitched Mounting MIT– 40 kW Cambridge, MA
  12. 12. 2nd Largest PV Project in New England Brockton Brightfield - 425 kW
  13. 13. Small Renewables Initiative (SRI) • Grants of up to $50,000 for design & construction of small wind and hydro (≤10 kW) • 50% must be used onsite • Awards made through a non-competitive application process • Award is based on the rebate matrix
  14. 14. Large Onsite Renewables Initiative (LORI) • ~$6 million per year Project Proposed Available Type Funding budget. Feasibility Capped at $40,000 • Competitive solicitation requiring 15% cost- and evaluation process. share • Public projects are eligible Design and Design is capped at in addition to commercial, Construction $125,000 or 75% of industrial, and actual costs; Construction is capped institutional projects. at up to $275,000 or • Next due date is 75% of actual costs; February 21, 2008. D&C Award based on Two deadlines per year. incentive matrix
  15. 15. 2007 Small Onsite Wind Small Renewables Initiative - 10kW turbine in Westport, MA at Sylvan Nursery
  16. 16. 2007: Large Onsite Wind Jiminy Peak GE 1,500 kW Large Onsite Renewables Initiative
  17. 17. 2008: Large Onsite Wind Forbes Park, Chelsea Enertech E48 600 kW Large Onsite Renewables Initiative
  18. 18. Green Affordable Housing • ~$25 Million • 8 affordable housing partners • Primarily solar and energy efficiency • ~ 2 MW solar by 2009
  19. 19. Affordable Housing Example: Trolley Square – Cambridge MA • Urban redevelopment • Proximity to public transportation • Dense development • Water conservation • Energy Efficiency • 10% recycled building materials • Tenant and Property Management Education
  20. 20. Trolley Square (cont.) • Developed by Homeowners Rehab, Inc. • 44.1 kW of PV installed • Funded through MassHousing Finance Agency
  21. 21. Green Schools • 16 pilot schools – Green School I • 3% cost premium for “going green” • New high performance schools: 2% from MSBA • Energy support; modeling, lighting, team support • Installation grants up to $300,000
  22. 22. Green Schools Program (cont.) • Design Grant Applicants: Public K-12 applicants must have submitted a Statement of Interest to the MSBA and received authorization to proceed, or have received MSBA and/or DOEd approval for design and construction funding. • Installation Grant Applicants: applicants are required to have been certified as a Massachusetts High-Performance Green School according the MA-CHPS version 1.0 criteria.
  23. 23. Other Federal and State Renewable Energy Incentives • http://www.dsireusa.org/
  24. 24. Questions? • Tyler Leeds, Project Coordinator leeds@masstech.org 508-870-0312 x 1273

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